Crime

Homicide charges pending for missing 5-year-old and grandparents

Homicide charges pending for missing 5-year-old and grandparents

Earlier today, the Amber Alert was called off for missing five-year-old Nathan O'Brien and a press conference was announced for noon PST. O'Brien and his grandparents Alvin and Kathryn Liknes have been missing for two weeks. 

At the press conference, Calgary Police Service Chief Rick Hanson announced that the missing persons case has been changed to a homicide status and that they have a man in custody.

Mounties nab two offenders, one accused of robbery, and seek public help in finding third

David Grant Mack

The Trail Crime Reduction Unit is determined to prove the Mounties always get their man - or men, as the case may be.
 

RCMP Cpl. Darryl Orr is the non-commissioned officer in charge of both Trail and Castlegar CRUs, and he said his unit recently arrested two local offenders, one of whom police believe robbed the Spot Restaurant in Trail.

Castlegar cops trash talk criminal

Castlegar cops trash talk criminal

Police are asking for public assistance in solving an unusual crime - a theft from the dump.

Castlegar RCMP Cpl. Debbie Postnikoff says the Ootischenia landfill was robbed on the evenings of May 18 and June 8.

"The suspect stole roughly $1,000 worth of vehicle batteries," she said, adding the thief was caught on the landfill's video surveillance camera. "He can be seen loading up a wheelbarrow, which he wheels off camera to what we presume was a get away vehicle."

(Please see attached photo).

Surprisingly no one hurt as horse trailer flips near Playmor Junction

Emergency crews responded to a horse-trailer accident Friday near the Playmor Junction of Highway 6/3A Friday. — Photo courtesy Beasley Fire Rescue

A bizarre accident involving a horse-trailer west of Playmor Junction at Highway 3A/6 Friday afternoon resulted in no injuries said Nelson RCMP Cpl. Michael Stefani.

The accident happened at approximately 4:08 p.m. Friday a truck towing a horse trailer saw the trailer dislodge from the vehicle, break away from its safety chains and ending up flipping over blocking the highway.

"One of the two horses in the trailer did manage to escape relatively unharmed (but) the second horse was trapped on its side, pinned by twisted metal,” Cpl. Stefani explained in a media release.

Coroners Service identifies man killed in car accident near Crescent Valley

Coroners Service identifies man killed in car accident near Crescent Valley

The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of a man who died after a motor vehicle incident near Crescent Valley on Monday (July 7) as Jesse Edward Van Skiver Bachner, aged 28, of Crescent Valley.  

Bachner was the driver and sole occupant of a pickup truck which was involved in an single-vehicle incident on Highway 6 about five kilometres north of Crescent Valley about 6:30 p.m. Monday.

Bachner was deceased at the scene of the incident.

The BC Coroners Service and RCMP continue to investigate this death.

Impaired driver slams into Trail home

Impaired driver slams into Trail home

The residents of a home on Riverside Avenue got a nasty jolt Saturday night when an impaired driver drove into their house/carport, according to RCMP Cpl. Kelly Hall.

"On July 5 at approximately 11:15 p.m., a Trail and Greater District RCMP officer was parked in the downtown Trail area when he observed a pick up truck travelling at a high rate of speed," she said. "The RCMP officer activated his emergency lights to attempt to close the distance with the suspect vehicle to effect a vehicle stop."

Breaking ground for the new correctional facility in Oliver

Breaking ground for the new correctional facility in Oliver

With the help of an excavator, representatives from the Province, Osoyoos Indian Band (OIB), local community and construction partners donned hard hats and officially broke ground today to celebrate the construction of the Okanagan Correctional Centre (OCC).

BC Coroners Service identifies Riondel man killed in cliff-diving accident

BC Coroners Service identifies Riondel man killed in cliff-diving accident

The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of a man who died following a cliff-diving incident on Kootenay Lake near Gray Creek on (Monday) June 30 as Wyatt Earl Davidson, aged 25, from Riondel.

Davidson and a friend were cliff-diving into Kootenay Lake from a cliff about 10 metres high during the afternoon of the accident.

After a dive, the friend observed Davidson to be in trouble in the water. He went to assist him but was unable to get Davidson to shore.  

Crescent Valley man dead after car accident

Crescent Valley man dead after car accident
A Crescent Valley man is dead after a car crash yesterday, according to RCMP Sgt. John Ferguson.
 
"On July 7, at 6:30 p.m., the Nelson RCMP Detachment and West Kootenay Traffic Services responded to a report of a single vehicle roll over crash on Highway 6, north of Crescent Valley.
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